Lake Champlain News & Events

Lake Champlain News and Events

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Lake Champlain News & Events

Lake Champlain News, Information, Events and Activities from all around the Lake Champlain Valley of northern New York and Vermont and southern Quebec.

There’s a lot going on around the Lake Champlain Valley and it can be tricky keeping up with different events in the different communities around the Valley. If you’re looking for a calendar of events and activities, you can check out Lake Champlain Life Calendar.

Keep up on the latest Lake Champlain news; discover upcoming events and activities. Learn about what’s new and contribute to the listing so others can join at your event.

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Lake Champlain News & Events:

Two fish certified as new Vermont state records

Posted on Jul 21st, 2017 - 0 Comments

Two fish caught in Lake Champlain tributaries certified as new Vermont state records     A new state record carp, weighing 33.25 pounds and measuring 40 inches in length, was caught in Otter Creek by Ferrisburgh angler Chase Stokes in April. Stokes, an accomplished Vermont youth…

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Fishing Access Areas Are Not Safe for Swimming

Posted on Jul 11th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Fishing Access Areas Are Not Safe for Swimming   Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Department reminds the public not to swim at fishing access areas due to safety concerns. The primary use for the fishing access areas is to launch and retrieve motorboats. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife…

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Reel Fun Fishing Program Expands at Vermont State Parks

Posted on Jul 9th, 2017 - 0 Comments

  Reel Fun Fishing program expands at Vermont state parks Vermont State Parks and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department have expanded the popular Reel Fun Vermont program for 2017. Eighteen Vermont State Parks now offer free loaner fishing equipment to park visitors, along with a mix…

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Melosira: Educational Boat Trips Teach Public About Lake Champlain

Posted on Jun 26th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Melosira: Educational Boat Trips Teach Public About Lake Champlain University of Vermont (UVM) Extension, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain will host three Summer on the Lake educational boat cruises in July and August. The public is invited aboard the UVM…

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Baby turtles released into Lake Champlain

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2017 - 0 Comments

Nearly 20 baby spiny softshell turtles were recently released into Lake Champlain. For about 10 years, Vermont Fish and Wildlife has captured the babies in the fall, kept them safe through the winter and then released them again in the summer. Experts believe there are about 300 of the turtles in…

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Fishing Clinics – Introduction to Fly Fishing

Posted on Jun 22nd, 2017 - 0 Comments

Introduction to Fly Fishing Clinic   Date and Time: Saturday, July 8;  9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Location: Grand Isle Fish Hatchery, Grand Isle, Vermont Description: Introduction to Fly Fishing Clinic Learn something new at this free fishing clinic. It's  open to people of all ages…

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New York State Invasive Species Awareness Week July 9 – 17

Posted on Jun 19th, 2017 - 0 Comments

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week July 9-17 New York DEC Encourages Partner Organizations to Host Events for the Week Event Submissions Accepted through June 26   New York's fourth annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) will be July 9-15. The annual educational…

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Vermont Fish Biologists Recapture Lake Sturgeon First Caught in 1998

Posted on Jun 12th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont Fish Biologists Recapture Lake Sturgeon First Caught in 1998 Biologists recapture lake sturgeon first studied in 1998, study and re-release it 19 years later     Vermont Fish & Wildlife staffers received a pleasant surprise recently while performing…

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Vermont Free Fishing Day 2017

Posted on Jun 7th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival Vermont Free Fishing Day 2017 Give fishing a try during Vermont’s Free Fishing Day 2017 at the Grand Isle Family Fishing Festival! Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:00am to 3:00pm Ed Weed Fish Culture Station, 14 Bell Hill Rd, Grand Isle, VT Vermont…

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Clean Water Funding Opportunities

Posted on Jun 5th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Clean Water Funding Opportunities The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation's (DEC) Clean Water Initiative Program recently released three Requests for Proposals (RFP) for clean water funding, including Ecosystem Restoration Grants. Details are outlined below and posted on the…

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Alewives threaten Champlain salmon restoration

Posted on May 31st, 2017 - 0 Comments

Alewives threaten Champlain salmon restoration Invasive species causing a thiamine deficiency in salmon, hindering their ability to reproduce naturally For years, biologists have worked to improve conditions for the native fish in Lake Champlain. They've removed old dams to help spawning…

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Vermont Invasive Patroller (VIP)

Posted on May 28th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont Invasive Patroller (VIP) Training Workshops Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIPs) monitor water bodies for new introductions of invasive species and report their findings to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). VIPs play a vital role in preventing the spread of…

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NY DEC Asks Anglers to Avoid Spawning Lake Sturgeon

Posted on May 27th, 2017 - 0 Comments

DEC Asks Anglers to Avoid Spawning Lake Sturgeon While Fishing in New York Waters State-Led Lake Sturgeon Recovery Efforts Show Signs of Success The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is asking anglers to avoid spawning lake sturgeon. Typically during this time of…

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Vermont’s Champlain Region State Historic Sites Open May 27th

Posted on May 24th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont’s Champlain Region State Historic Sites Open May 27th The State Historic Sites in Vermont’s Champlain Region open to the public on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 9:30 am. The Champlain Region State Historic Sites are Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and the Hubbardton…

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Watch out for Turtles

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 - 0 Comments

Keep an Eye Out for Turtles Springtime means turtles on are on the move. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking for the public’s help in keeping them safe. Female turtles are looking for places to deposit their eggs, sometimes choosing to lay along the shoulders of roads, which…

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Kids Fishing Events Scheduled For May & June In Vermont

Posted on May 17th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Over Three Dozen Kids Fishing Events Scheduled For May & June In Vermont   Over three dozen children’s fishing events are scheduled for May and June throughout Vermont, offering the opportunity for kids and families to enjoy the sport of fishing as well as the state’s natural…

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Officials Warn About Safe Boating

Posted on May 16th, 2017 - 0 Comments

Officials Warn About Safe Boating Two recent deaths in cold waters have prompted safe boating warnings from officials. As temperatures increase this week, officials are concerned about increased recreational use on Lake Champlain, and are cautioning the public to take precautions. When a…

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Salinity Increasing in Vermont’s Lakes: Prevention is Key to Protection

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 - 0 Comments

Salinity Increasing in Vermont’s Lakes   Prevention is Key to Protection A new study on increasing salinity levels in freshwater lakes around North America has been in the news recently. The study used data from 371 lakes, including Lake Champlain and several others Vermont…

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Vermont Walleye Fishing Season Opens May 6

Posted on May 1st, 2017 - 0 Comments

Vermont Walleye Fishing Season Opens May 6th The Vermont walleye fishing season opens on Saturday, May 6, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England. The Vermont state record walleye was caught in Lake Champlain by Richard Levesque in 2010 and…

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Fish Stocking Underway Across Vermont

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2017 - 0 Comments

Fish Stocking Underway Across Vermont Vermont Fish & Wildlife to stock 1.2 million fish in 2017 Vermont Fish & Wildlife has begun fish stocking across the state. This effort will ultimately result in over 1 million fish being distributed into Vermont waters in 2017. “While we did…

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